Wax: a no go

piece of jeweler's wax

 

Creating a signature stamp out of jeweler’s wax was much harder than I had anticipated!  The picture to the left is what the wax looks like.  Just you so have a better perspective of the size, it is 1/2 inch thick and about 1 1/2 inches long.   

attempting to carve the wax

I started out by using a needle tool to carve out the logo that I wanted.  Once that was lightly etched, I started using an x-acto knife to fare away the unwanted wax.  I was thinking that the wax would be much softer than it was and would be easier to carve.  I think I might need to give it another try.  Needless to say it was not at all looking the way I had hoped it would.  I am going to have to make my stamp the old school way with clay and plaster.  Hopefully one day, I will actually order a professional stamp made from my original design. 

carving tools

 Here is a sketch of the actual monogram-styled logo I want to use as my signature.  Other than ordering a professional stamp made out of aluminum, or brass, or the like, I think I will stick with my original way (clay and plaster).  In the meantime, I will try again with the jeweler’s wax.  If any of you have done this before and were successful…please send me a tip!

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  • Andrew

    Your stamp looks great! I’m proud of you, hon. 😀ReplyCancel

  • Michele Prince

    I like the stamp design. Keep working on it. I know you’ll succeed!ReplyCancel

  • amy

    Clay stamps are best! 1. Cheap 2. Cheap 3. If you make a mistake, cheap to make another one.ReplyCancel

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